How Impotant People Have Persevered
By: Charlie Hanneman
Tom Monaghan "From Rolling Dough to Rolling in Dough" ~Cause and Effect
Tom Monaghan experienced many adversities throughout his career. When Tom was starting to try and make his business “take off” he found that one person was not enough to get the job done. Tom hired an assistant, or a partner, to help him. Because Tom did this many events happened that were harmful to him. Tom’s partner went bankrupt, because he would buy so many things he did not need, causing Tom to try and help him get out of his bankruptcy. Tom gave his partner 20,000 dollars to try and help him with his debt. Tom was able to help get his partner out of this situation but still the partner was not helping Tom’s Business. Tom’s partner was hospitalized, for reasons that were not told in the story. Tom’s partner told Tom that the partnership should be “dissolved” Tom agreed and went back to his own business. Tom was so far in debt his lawyer recommended that he should start over and forget about his business. Tom would describe perseverance as never giving up, because even though his partnership failed he would not yield to the overwhelming adversity he had to overcome.
This was one of Jackie's favorite quotes
Jackie Robinsons Number
Jackie was number 42 for the Dodgers
Jackie Impacted the lives of many people to this day
Jackie Robinson "The Noble Experiment" ~Problem and Solution
Jackie Robinson impacted society not just on the baseball field, but outside of the stadium. African Americans were not being treated well by many people in the society Jackie was living in. People like Branch Rickey saw multiple solutions to help African Americans be respected in society. Branch thought that if he could bring an African American player into the major leagues it would help in the civil rights movement. Branch knew that the candidate must be able to endure all of the abuse that people in the stands would be saying towards him. The candidate must not retaliate to the people that did not want him in the major leagues. Branch also saw that if he could get Jackie in the league he could be the solution to showing people that it doesn't matter what skin color you have. Jackie had to realize that Branch would have to try and discourage the African American society from going to the baseball games so they don’t mess up the experiment. Branch saw that he could help society see Jackie Robinson more than just someone who plays baseball, but one of the stepping stones to ending segregation in society. Jackie would describe perseverance as never giving up because, Jackie knew that he would be taunted by lots of people in society. This did not stop Jackie from wanting to try and help Branch Rickey do this experiment.